Should You Shower Before Or After a Sauna?

May 30, 2021
Should You Shower Before Or After a Sauna?

Infrared saunas are so popular not only because of all the health and wellbeing benefits but also because many people find the lower temperatures (compared to traditional saunas) much more comfortable and enjoyable. Showering can help to boost the amazing benefits of using an infrared sauna regularly but should you shower before or after a sauna? Below is information on saunas, showering and whether you should shower before an infrared sauna or after.  

So, should you shower after an infrared sauna? Or should you shower before an infrared sauna? Read on to find out...

How Showering Can Boost The Benefits Of Infrared Sauna 

People use their saunas for many different reasons. If you want to increase perspiration to encourage weight loss and removal of toxins you should shower before an infrared sauna (a hot shower) as this can help to up your perspiration levels. 

However, we do recommend that you should shower after an infrared sauna too. Because you sweat during your session and toxins are released, having a shower after your sauna will help to cleanse the skin and close pores. A cold shower after your sauna can also activate cold shock proteins in the body, which may help assimilate fat for weight loss.


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Additional Tips for Sauna Users

Other tips to help you get the most out of your sauna include: 

  • Ask us for guidance! Our team is passionate about ensuring you get great results from using your sauna - we have a wealth of knowledge and will tailor advice to your specific needs 
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your sessions
  • We recommend 3+ sauna sessions per week with a duration of around 30-45 minutes at 45°C - 55°C
  • Position the Movable Pure Wave ceramic heaters to specific areas you would like to target e.g. feet, legs (Premium Range Only)
  • Place a towel on the bench and floor of the sauna for perspiration and keep one handy to wipe excessive sweat from your body
  • Combining an evening Infrared sauna session with tea, essential oils and meditation can help you to get a better night’s sleep (hot tip: use the in-cabin red light colour therapy too!)
  • Incorporating your sauna as part of a multi-pronged approach to your health will help you to achieve the best results 
  • Use your sauna post-workout to boost results and help with recovery


Start Your Found—Space Infrared Sauna Journey Today

Much of your quality of health depends on how you spend your time. When you bring an infrared sauna into your home you begin a new chapter in your health journey, as it impacts your daily wellbeing rituals and routines. 

Enquire today to speak with our Sauna Specialists and learn how a Found—Space infrared sauna will transform your health and life. 

Or call us if you have any questions about using infrared sauna.


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